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Midlander6501 Sep 2020 8:09 a.m. PST

I have just finished my fourth and last large infantry unit of old 1980s Minifigs Late Romans, this time choosing the Secundani Italiciani, a Legio Comitatensis.



I wanted a shield design that would be clearly different to the other units and feature white to tie in with white helmet crests – again as a change to the reds and yellows of the others.


Unfortunately, it proved a difficult pattern to paint with the red dots risking merging together so I was very glad to get them finished. The remaining infantry are a unit of skirmishing archers and two units of modern Legio Heroica for which I'll use transfers from Little Big Men.

More photos and explanation, as ever, on my blog.

Legionarius01 Sep 2020 8:46 a.m. PST

Wow. Your units are simply beautiful. There is something very satisfying about the clan simplicity of old Minifigs when well painted. You don't get all the nooks and crannies of newer figures. Also, also they look so good when ranged together as units! Bravo! Well done!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2020 9:19 a.m. PST

Very nice!

Fred Mills01 Sep 2020 10:33 a.m. PST

Inspiring work, including the basing, which is brilliantly done.

Perris070701 Sep 2020 10:41 a.m. PST

Good brushwork and basing can make just about anything look good, but I have always had a soft spot for Minifigs. Especially in the Ancient and Medieval Periods.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Sep 2020 10:50 a.m. PST

Those are terrific! Great painting.

Zeelow01 Sep 2020 11:06 a.m. PST

thumbs up!

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Sep 2020 12:51 p.m. PST

Great looking figures and even greater painting !!

Russ Dunaway

catavar01 Sep 2020 1:25 p.m. PST

I think the detail on those 15mm faces and shields is simply stunning. Whatever your method of painting is keep using it; it works!

rustymusket02 Sep 2020 4:02 a.m. PST

Great looking figs and units! Thanks for posting. I may try a little harder on mine.

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